(December 4, 2020 / JNS) The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases on Dec. 7 related to the issue of Holocaust restitution. The court will decide if the United States has the jurisdiction, in accordance with the 1976 Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, to rule about crimes that happened abroad where there was no American involvement.
(JTA) — The Council of the European Union, which is a key driver of EU policy, “invited” all the bloc’s 27 members to adopt a definition of anti-Semitism that includes anti-Israel vitriol. The invitation to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition came in a declaration published Wednesday by the Council, which is made up of cabinet Continue Reading »
(JTA) — The Premier League, a consortium comprising the United Kingdom’s top 20 soccer clubs, has endorsed the definition of anti-Semitism established by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, or IHRA.
In the aftermath of World War II, Europe was in chaos, with millions homeless and in flight from violence, persecution or retribution for wartime crimes. Some had survived concentration camps; others had been forced laborers or prisoners of war.
(JTA) — The constant stream of breaking news about American politics and the coronavirus pandemic has hidden a sobering fact: Six prominent Holocaust survivors who had dedicated much of their lives to educating others against hatred have died in Europe over the past month. These are their stories.
(JTA) — A Jewish journalism professor says he was fired from a Ukrainian university for his opposition to a statue honoring a militia leader whose troops killed Jews in pogroms. The case is a rare example of real-life implications stemming from the heated debate in Ukraine on nationalist memory that has stayed for the Continue Reading »
Professor Hackett translated “The Buchenwald Report,” a vital account of life at the Buchenwald concentration camp. He died of the coronavirus.
As a young boy growing up in Germany Martin Puchner loved to hear his family use Rotwelsch, an obscure argot of slightly suspicious words, colorful-sounding phrases, and even rudimentary symbols used for centuries by itinerant outsiders. To his delight, an hasn machn, which translates literally as “making a rabbit,” meant a quick escape. Saure-Gurken-Zeit, which literally means “a Continue Reading »
“I deeply appreciate that I am in this program. I am grateful and I believe this makes my life longer,” remarked Stanislawa, a Righteous Gentile from Poland. An agreement for the Righteous Gentiles Fund was signed between the Claims Conference and the German government at the Foreign Office in Berlin. In 1963, the Claims Conference Continue Reading »
(JTA) — As of Wednesday afternoon, one of the first results in a Facebook search for “Holohoax” — a term popular with Holocaust deniers — was a post decrying “Zionist White Jewish Supremacist Child murdering Apartheid State, Talmudic Satanic Holohoax promoters.” Right below it was a video, posted by a group with more than 6,000 followers, captioned Continue Reading »
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